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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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07/28
NIH scientists find six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's
Study shows power of combining big data analysis with cutting-edge genomic techniques.…
07/28
NINDS CREATE Devices: Translational and Clinical Studies to Inform Final Device Design (U44)
Funding Opportunity PAR-14-300 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose…
07/28
Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training (U45)
Funding Opportunity RFA-ES-14-008 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This FOA…
07/28
NINDS CREATE Devices: Translational and Clinical Studies on the Path to 510(k) (U44)
Funding Opportunity PAR-14-296 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose…
07/28
NINDS CREATE Devices: Translational and Clinical Studies on the Path to 510(k) (UH2/UH3)
Funding Opportunity PAR-14-295 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose…
07/28
NINDS CREATE Devices: Translational and Clinical Studies to Inform Final Device Design (UH2/UH3)
Funding Opportunity PAR-14-297 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose…
07/25
NIH programs to focus on emerging areas of science
Initiative features targeted investments in technology development and research to improve health.…
07/23
TCGA researchers identify four subtypes of stomach cancer
Stomach cancers fall into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas …
07/23
NIBIB to Host Second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium
Presentations from recent new investigators covering a wide breadth of NIBIB-funded research.…
07/22
Schizophrenia?s genetic skyline rising
Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 ? NIH-funded study.…
07/21
Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism
Roles of heritability, mutations, environment estimated ? NIH-funded study.…
07/17
NIH scientists identify gene linked to fatal inflammatory disease in children
Repurposed drugs may offer first potential therapy.…
07/17
NIH system to monitor emerging drug trends
Data from the National Drug Early Warning System will promote rapid and effective public health resp…
07/11
Young adults more likely to attend college
Federal report finds rate of student debt increases, smoking decreases.…
07/10
New treatment increases pregnancy rate for women with infertility disorder
NIH-funded study shows letrozole more effective than current treatment.…
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07/28
Study suggests disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are temporary
A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on …
07/28
Endurance runners more likely to die of heat stroke than heart condition
Heat stroke is 10 times more likely than cardiac events to be life-threatening for runners during en…
07/28
The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be
An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds n…
07/28
Motivation May Explain Disconnect Between Cognitive Testing and Real-Life Functioning for Older Adults
A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why …
07/28
Scientists seeking way of detecting chronic traumatic encephalopathy in its earliest stages
Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during …
07/28
Traumatic brain injury-induced oxidative stress reduced by melatonin
Traumatic brain injury can cause post-traumatic neurodegenerations with an increase in reactive oxyg…
07/28
How Bad Could It Be? Your Brain Will Tell You
… were positioned inside a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner, while the r…
07/28
Do we really use only 10 per cent of our brain?
… been placed under scanners using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), brain function can actu…
07/28
Motivation explains disconnect between testing and real-life functioning for seniors
A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why …
07/28
Autophagy: A double-edged sword for neuronal survival after cerebral ischemia
Evidence suggests that autophagy may be a new therapeutic target for stroke, but whether activation …
07/28
Wearable device for the early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition
Thanks to a small, wearable device that can hang on a pair of eyeglasses, a common complication of d…
07/28
Diffuse axonal injury after traumatic cerebral microbleeds: An imaging evaluation
Previous neuropathological studies regarding traumatic brain injury have primarily focused on change…
07/28
Wearable Device for the Early Detection of Common Diabetes-related Neurological Condition
A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect a…
07/28
New EMS System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Survival from Cardiac Arrest
A new system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the s…
07/28
Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain's lesser known cells
Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function.…
07/28
Study suggests disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are temporary
A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on …
07/27
Structural basis of PAM-dependent target DNA recognition by the Cas9 endonuclease
The CRISPR-associated protein Cas9 is an RNA-guided endonuclease that cleaves double-stranded DNA be…
07/27
The neurotrophic factor receptor RET drives haematopoietic stem cell survival and function
Haematopoiesis is a developmental cascade that generates all blood cell lineages in health and disea…
07/27
Technology tracks movements of comatose Fresno mom
… more traditional method of taking magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for brain activit…
07/27
Antifungal drug resistance evoked via RNAi-dependent epimutations
Microorganisms evolve via a range of mechanisms that may include or involve sexual/parasexual reprod…
07/27
Underestimating our brain capacity
… is through approaches like functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tom…
07/27
'Lucy' underestimates our brain capacity
… is through approaches like functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tom…
07/27
New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
New technologies for monitoring brain activity are generating unprecedented quantities of informatio…
07/26
Function lost in spinal cord injury restored by gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin
A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor…
07/26
'Lucy' Thriller Revives 10% Brain Capacity Myth
… tomography) scans and fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) clearly show that the v…
07/26
NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for Environmental Research
… Multi-phase NMR 7                    Environmental NMR: Magnetic Resonanc…
07/26
Deleting enzyme favorably impacts behaviors associated with Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behav…
07/25
Supercomputer used to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease
Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates how changes in dopa…
07/25
Is ischemic preconditioning for cerebral infarction related to upregulation of VEGF?
Neuroprotection by ischemic preconditioning has been confirmed by many studies, but the precise mech…
07/25
Diffuse axonal injury after traumatic cerebral microbleeds: An imaging evaluation
An article reported on in the Neural Regeneration Research reviews the role of imaging data showing …
07/25
High matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression induces microangiogenesis after cerebral infarction
Basement membrane degradation and blood-brain barrier damage appear after cerebral infarction, sever…
07/24
Central Aortic Pressure and Pulsatility Index in Acute Ischemic Stroke
CONCLUSIONSTCD PI was significantly related with central aortic pressure, especially PP. The PI in t…
07/24
Altered Brain White Matter Integrity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A TBSS Study
CONCLUSIONSTLE is associated with widespread abnormalities in cerebral white matter tracts and these…
07/24
Threshold Selection Criteria for Quantification of Lumbosacral Cerebrospinal Fluid and Root Volumes from MRI
CONCLUSIONSThe estimation of a close range of CSF volumes which probably contains the real CSF volum…
07/24
Vascular Imaging Before Intravenous Thrombolysis: Consequences of In?Hospital Delay in Applying Two Diagnostic Procedures
CONCLUSIONSPerforming CTA before IVT seems to increase door?to?needle time. Vascular imaging based o…
07/24
Stimulating a specific brain pathway may induce active emergence from anesthesia
Researchers may be one step closer to better understanding how anesthesia works.…
07/22
Bilateral Optic Neuropathy with Bilateral Putaminal Lesions: A Case Report
We report the case of a 34?year?old Japanese man who developed bilateral visual loss 5 days after th…
07/21
MRI scan finds signs of brain activity in Scots girl Cally Simpson who almost drowned on holiday
… Salou on June 23. An MRI scan in Edinburgh on Friday found … docto…
07/20
The Get1/2 transmembrane complex is an endoplasmic-reticulum membrane protein insertase
Hundreds of tail-anchored proteins, including soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment r…
07/16
The alarmin IL-33 promotes regulatory T-cell function in the intestine
FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg cells) are abundant in the intestine, where they prevent dysregulate…
07/16
Brain structure resolves the segmental affinity of anomalocaridid appendages
Despite being among the most celebrated taxa from Cambrian biotas, anomalocaridids (order Radiodonta…
07/14
Prognostic Value of A Qualitative Brain MRI Scoring System After Cardiac Arrest
CONCLUSIONSA qualitative MRI scoring system helps assess hypoxic?ischemic brain injury severity foll…
07/14
Improvement of the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRA with Subtraction Technique in the Cerebral Vasospasm
CONCLUSIONDiagnosis of cerebral vasospasm is more accurate by SMRA than by CMRA. The advantages are …
07/14
Carotid MRI Detection of Intraplaque Hemorrhage at 3T and 1.5T
CONCLUSIONSCarotid MPRAGE detects intraplaque hemorrhage, not lipid/necrosis. 3T image quality was r…
07/14
Is the Fastest MRI a Hologram?
ABSTRACT Real?time MR imaging might exert a profound influence on neuroscience in the future by enab…
07/14
Stroke Echoscan Protocol: A Fast and Accurate Pathway to Diagnose Embolic Strokes
CONCLUSIONThe Echoscan protocol was an accurate quick test, which reduced the length of stay and inc…
07/14
Relationship between Two Types of Coil Packing Densities Relative to Aneurysm Size
CONCLUSIONSInterobserver agreement for PDF and PDS was excellent. However, PDF was overestimated in …
07/14
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07/14
Diffusion?Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Mapping for Diagnosing Infectious Spondylodiscitis: A Preliminary Study
CONCLUSIONThese data suggest that DWI/ADC MRI may be useful in the early diagnosis of infectious spo…
07/14
MRS in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Early Differentiation of Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer's Disease
CONCLUSIONSMRS may be useful in differentiating MCI patients with prodromal AD dementia from those w…
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At the University of California, Los Angeles, Paul Thompson and his colleagues developed a novel computational framework that effectively stretches, contorts, and changes the geometry of highly image of Innovative brain-mapping techniquesdetailed three-dimensional brain images obtained via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These manipulations allow scientists to overlap and meld multiple brain images, collected over time or from multiple individuals, and enable comparisons between normal and dysfunctional brains. To date, the images have clearly revealed the changes wrought by Alzheimer's disease, methamphetamine abuse, schizophrenia, and AIDS. "With R21 funding, we developed new mathematical methods for understanding the effects of disease," says Thompson, an associate professor of neurology. "These images are really snapshots of a disease spreading over time."
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